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UK leading the way in hotel expenditure

The UK is leading the way in Europe in the growth of hotel spending by travellers, a survey has shown.

The UK hotel sector grew by 10% in 2010 and was 5% up in the first three months of this year compared to he period last year, the poll by American Express revealed.

Spending at luxury hotels in the UK rose 10% last year - a higher figure than Italy, Germany, France and Spain.